Not that big of a ride, but any ride is better then no ride. I managed about 15 miles of just dawdling along in my neighborhood and in my parents neck of the woods. My folks live in the original suburbs of our town and it was cool to check out the architecture of the older houses. Lots of cookie cutter houses but also quite a few unique houses as well.
Sorry, no pictures....not too sure people would like me stopping in front of their house to take shots of their house.
Couple of observations about what I saw while I was out riding.....
-People are seriously overweight. I'm not trying to be judgemental, but most of the folks I saw sitting on their front porches were "big boned".
-Lots of guys have a riding tractors to mow their yards. This being typical suburbia, most of the yards aren't that big, so to me.....it's kind of hilarious watching some fat guy sitting on his tractor acting like he is a wheat farmer cutting down the crops on his 1/5 of an acre of property. Don't get me wrong, maybe some of those guys aren't able to handle pushing a mower but it's still funny to watch.
-We need to make driving and talking on cell phones at the same time illegal. I almost got creamed not once, but twice by someone backing out of the driveway talking on a cell.
-Being that it was a nice day, lots of kids were out on bikes, it makes me squirm when I see kids with their parents riding down the wrong side of the street without helmets while listening to an iPod. Sure, sometimes I listen to my mine when I ride, but only in one ear and I'm an adult so I know that it isn't the brightest thing to do. As far as the helmet issue....if you're an adult-it's your brain that might get splashed on the pavement if you get hit so it's your call on whether you're okay with that. Your kid isn't capable of making that decision for themselves.
-On the bright side, everyone waves at you when you are riding a bike...it's kinda hard to be in a bad mood when you're on a bike.
-I am back to square one on base fitness. I was out for two hours yesterday just poking around and I had to pack it in when my knees started to bother me. Not sure if that's because of old age or the fact that I haven't been riding, but I decided to not overdo it.
I was working on a client's computer this past weekend............super nice folks, they couldn't figure out why their computer was slow and randomly freezing up. They didn't have any viruses on their hard drive but they had quite an interesting variety of spyware doing it's thing.
Since I had previously worked on this computer I was kinda surprised by how much stuff got on there.
I went through their e-mail (with the owner's permission) and traced the problem back to one infected attachment they had opened up a couple weeks ago. It only takes one spyware program to invite more spyware programs to the party.
Moral of the story.......don't open attachments unless you are 100% sure they are clean or trust your anti-virus to catch everything.
I have no idea how this kid does this, but I wish I could do the same thing.
Damn, that's one tiny little doggie.
It's really gonna suck to commute in SF for the next couple months.
George Bush gets a purple heart. Notice I said "get" instead of "earn".
My favorite one is "dickhead"
I used to like Subway.......
Jeff Gordan won yesterday at Talladega. The fans help him celebrate with cans of beer. Now I know why I don't watch that many races.....it's lucky no one got killed from getting hit on the back of the head from a full can of beer. What a bunch of idiots.